***Nutella Party: Non-Nutella Dishes

A little break is always needed with all of the richness that comes along with Nutella dishes.  With all of the abundance of Nutella dishes, I had to have something meaty, something light, something crispy, and something cheesy (of course!). 

The items that were non-Nutella were a 7-Layer Salad courtesy of a very loving Maw-Maw, cocktail Shrimp, cheese cubes and crackers, celery, grape tomatoes, carrots, ranch dip, Bavarian Meatballs and jalapeno pretzel bites.

Everything was basic, except for the 7-Layer Salad that Maw-Maw made me for the party.  A lot of guests were wanting the recipe.  So, here it is…Enjoy!

She served it in a trifle dish, and made it kind of a 14-Layer Salad.  This way there was dressing half-way down as well, and you could get a bit of everything.  I have a very clever Maw-Maw!

7-Layer Salad courtesy of Maw-Maw

  • 1 head of lettuce (She used Romaine)
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • Spring onions to taste
  • Grated or thin sliced carrots
  • 3 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 can of Little Green Peas, drained (can use  10 oz. frozen,uncooked,thawed,drained)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Little milk (about 2 tbsp.)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Bacon bits


  1. Prepare salad in a large bowl.
  2. Add ingredients, one at a time as listed above each in a separate layer
  3. Do not toss!
  4. Combine mayonnaise, sugar, and milk
  5. Spread on top, then sprinkle cheeses and bacon bits on top
  6. Cover tightly and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  7. Can substitute any different vegetables if you would like.

Bavarian Meatballs

  • 1 bottle of beer (We have grown to enjoy using Yuengling with these.)
  • 1 pack of Meatballs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Simmer together in a crock pot on high for 2 hours.  Enjoy!

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